OGUK Medical

To work in the offshore environment, you must reach a certain standard of fitness.   

Therefore, every offshore worker must undergo and pass an Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) Medical examination that ensures you are medically fit to work in the industry. 

The OGUK medical certificate has to be renewed every two years, irrespective of the offshore worker’s age, and can be undertaken at the same time as the Emergency Breathing System (EBS) Fit to Train medical.


Photographic Identification – driving license, passport or discharge book. 

Please avoid exposure to loud noise 16 hours prior to your medical, as this may impact your thorough hearing test. 

A dental certificate may be required. It is advisable to see your dentist at least annually. 

If you are a contact lens wearer, please wear your glasses on the day. 

Please bring any information regarding your medication, medical problems or hospital admissions since your last medical. 

The certificate is valid for two years. For medical reasons, it is possible the certificate may be issued for a shorter period of time. You can renew your certificate with us by making an appointment in advance. 

Yes. For BOSIET and FOET personnel, a valid OGUK medical certificate and an OGUK ‘Fit to Train’ certificate is required to be issued by an OGUK examining doctor. 

The Netherlands and Norway are covered by normal OGUK medical certificate. If your certificate is restricted, this will not be accepted outside of the UK sector.